Monday, August 11, 2008

Good day at the pool:

Good day, it was a good day all the way around.

It started off at 06:45, rise and shine; it's the first day of school for the kids. My youngest chicken nugget (borrowed term) started Kindergarten today and she was very excited. On top of starting real school today she got to finally ride that yellow school bus! After years of watching the older chicken nugget strap on the backpack and hop the roaring yellow beast it was her turn and she was all smiles. With the school bus was out of sight and my wife stopped crying I headed off to the office awaiting my post school report.

I was happy to learn that my baby found her way to class, met the teacher, made it to day end of the day and somehow made her way home without getting lost, or losing any of many things she had in that shiny new backpack.

It is a new dawn in my house!

While the kids battled the first day of school, I was battling Monday, you know, email, voice mail and a new long list of things to do.

At my midday break, the one that I used to lunch hour, I tore off to the pool. Still felling ripped off from missing my bike ride; I hit the pool with a vengeance!

I set of for a 300m warm up, followed by 3 x 500m, first 500 at race pace, second building and the third, well, with watching all that swimming over the weekend and all, I smoked it. I have to say I learned a few things over the weekend, watching all of the Olympians I could see that they really got a good glide and really reached. So today's mission was to work on technique, then speed, and I think it was working.

My first set was about 149 avg., second about a 145 avg. and my last was about 139 avg. for 100m, and for me that's damn fast.

Tomorrow, I might run my midday break or swim, either way it will be kinds of a recovery day.


"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure." Colin Powell


teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear the little ones had a good 1st day of school! Nice job on the swim.

Good luck with the pushup challenge! It's super fun! :) *note sarcasm*

Kevin said...

Great job on that swim. Definitely speedy. I am enjoying watching the olympic swimming and watching how they stroke so I can maybe work on my form some. It has been exciting to watch so far

Wes said...

We call the yellow beast the cheese wagon :-) A new day has dawned in parenting. Mom cries, Dad does back flips and cracks a beer. I love it!! Wait, thats me ;-)

Erin Leigh said...

Awww, glad she made her way around OK. So sad that they grow up so fast.

Great job on the swim!!!